N-shell

[ en-shel ]
/ ˈɛnˌʃɛl /

noun Physics.

the fourth shell of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom and containing, when filled, 32 electrons having principal quantum number 4.


Origin of N-shell

First recorded in 1920–25

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